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Camino for a Cure Trek Raises $87,000 for Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Over the last 10 days these amazing people have trekked the Camino for Parkinson’s.   Together they have raised over $87,000 and had the adventure of a lifetime.  The last 8 days have represented a culmination of up to 8 months…

Living with Parkinson’s – Clyde Shares his Story

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Clyde Campbell discovered he had Parkinson’s disease at the age of 44, he applied his business know how to start the Shake It Up Foundation.  In this story, Clyde reveals what drives him, and introduces the research that brings hope…

Morgan Runs a Half Marathon for her Mum

Friday, 14 September 2018

Our hero this week is Morgan who is taking on the half marathon in the Sydney Running Festival. Morgan’s Mum suffers from Multi Systems Atrophy (MSA) which has a lot of similarities to Parkinson’s.     There’s no doubt the training…

Genetics and Parkinson’s – PRKN and PINK1 Genes

Monday, 10 September 2018

Learning about genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s can help scientists learn what goes wrong in the disease — even among those without those risk factors — and how they might fix it. Thanks to this strategy, treatments are now in…

Early Signs of Parkinson’s: The Eyes May Have It!

Monday, 3 September 2018

The latest clue to early detection of Parkinson’s disease may lie in the eye. A small study from South Korea published recently in the journal Neurology found that people with early-stage Parkinson’s show a thinning of their retinas, a layer of light-sensitive nerve…

Our hero Srithi runs for her Grandfather

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Inspired by her grandfather, our hero this week is Srithi who ran the City2Surf earlier this month raising much needed funds and awareness. For family members, watching a loved one suffer with Parkinson’s can be impactful. We are so proud…

Music as medicine for the mind

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Music is powerful — it moves us physically and emotionally, often transporting us back to a previous place and time. A foot will start to tap along to a beat or tears begin to well up in response to a…

Acting Out Dreams and Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Actor Alan Alda’s recent announcement that he’s living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) brought the disease into the public eye. But what caught many people’s attention was what led him down the path to diagnosis: acting out his dreams, or REM…

Podcast – Putting the Parkinson’s Puzzle Together

Monday, 13 August 2018

In the latest podcast from The Michael J. Fox Foundation,  contributing Editor Dave Iverson talks with Mark Frasier, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation discusses how scientists are piecing together the many factors…